August 21st 2013 500,000 young campaigners say Every Child Needs a Teacher!
Young people from 4,800 schools took part in this year's Send My Friend to School campaign, speaking up in solidarity with the millions of children around the world who are missing out on an education.
To draw attention to the 1.7 million teachers that are missing from classrooms around the world, children made paper cutouts of teachers.
These were decorated with words and pictures illustrating the qualities that make an ideal teacher and presented to local Members of Parliament, asking for their help to ensure that world leaders keep their promise and ensure education for all by 2015.
Schools also held special events, contacted their local media, made displays and raised awareness about the need for more teachers around the world.
Our campaign highlights:
2 young campaigners went to the UN for the world’s first ever UN youth takeover to hear Malala Yousafzai speak and to meet young education campaigners from around the world
4 children met the Prime...read more
August 21st 2013 The young generation have a chance to influence world leaders
by Sam and Millie, Send My Friend to School Young Ambassadors
When we were asked to attend Malala Day at the United Nations in New York we felt very honoured!
Finally, Malala Day came. It is impossible to convey the emotion that charged the room where 450 young people had gathered from all over the world. As we all fell silent, dignataries from the UN entered with the star of the day among them... Malala!
There was an explosion of sound to welcome Malala to the microphone. Malala's spech was truly inspirational and was one of the most moving speeches we have ever heard.
We hope this event is the first of many, so that we, as the young generation, have a chance to influence world leaders and continue to bring international media attention to this issue. It made us realise how much potential power and influence we can have if we work together. The day will never be forgotten!
We must and will continue to campaign in the UK as a result of the commitments we made at the...read more
June 18th 2013 CSACEFA demand for qualified teachers towards the achievement of EFA in Nigeria
National News from Nigeria by Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA)
As the demand for teachers continue to rise on the post 2015 education agenda, emphasize is been placed on the quality of teachers across the globe and its effects on the learning outcome of pupils. Quantifying the future need for more teachers is a first step towards informed planning and policy making in the education sector. The need for quality teachers in the education system today cannot be over emphasized considering the recent decay in student performance. In Nigeria, analysis has show that the poor performance of student at different levels of education could be attribute to the quality of teachers we have in our school system today. At the basic education level, the learning outcomes of students is on the decrease as students cannot read or write or solve simple arithmetic as expected at a given level.
CSACEFA believes that every child has the right to a quality education, and no child has a chance of realizing that right without an quality teacher. In realizing...read more
June 17th 2013 Comunicação da Save The Children Semana de Acção 2013
Sua Excelência Representante do Ministério da Educação
Sua Excelência Presidente do MEPT
Sua Excelência Representante da ONP
Dignissímo Director da EPC A Luta Continua
Minhas Senhoras, Meus Senhores
Tenho a honra de estar com tantas personalidades importantes do Governo de Moçambique e representantes das organizações da sociedade civil nesta Semana Global de Educação, que teve início, no dia 19 de Abril do ano em curso, com o discurso do Vice – Ministro da Educação, Dr. Itai Meque. A Semana Global de Educação, que se celebra de 21 – 27 de Abril, representa um momento de grande reflexão e diáloguo entre todos os actores – chaves do sistema de educação, com vista a massificar e assegurar uma educação para todos, com qualidade, respeitando sempre o estatuto do Professor. O Professor é um actor muito importante nesse processo de ensino –
aprendizagem, pois é com ele que as crianças dão os primeiros passos na leitura, escrita e na numeracia.
O défice é enorme para...read more
June 17th 2013 Comunicação dos Professores Semana de Acção 2013
Organização Nacional dos Professores
Secretariado Nacional Executivo
Sua Excelência Vice Ministro da Educação
Exmo Senhor Presidente do MEPT
Exmo Senhor Representante da UNESCO
Exmo senhor representante dos Parceiros de Cooperação
Minhas Senhoras, meu Senhores!
Foi com profunda alegria que nós os professores soubemos que este ano, a Semana de Acção Global de Educação, está virada para o professor, afinal, ele, é uma peça fundamental, senão, indispensável quando se fala da Educação. Pelo facto, queremos antes de mais nada, agradecer ao MEPT, Movimento de Educação Para Todos, que a nível de Moçambique promove a campanha.
O Movimento de Educação Para Todos (MEPT) em parceria com a Organização Nacional dos Professores (ONP), juntamente com outras Organizações da Sociedade Civil tem levado a efeito, acções de advocacia pelo Direito à Educação para todos.
Nós, os professores acolhemos a tarefa e responsabilidade de...read more
June 17th 2013 Comunicação do MEPT Semana de Acção 2013
MOVIMENTO DE EDUCAÇÃO PARA TODOS
Sua Excelência Senhora Vice Ministro da Educação
Exma Senhora Chefe da Comissão dos Assuntos Sociais, gémero e Meio Ambiente
Exmo Senhor Vice Presidente da ONP
Exmo Senhor Representante da UNESCO
Exmo Senhor Representante dos Parceiros de Apoio Programático
Estimados Senhores Representantes da Sociedade Civil
Minhas Senhoras e meus Senhores
Em nome do Movimento de Educação Para Todos e em meu nome pessoal quero saudar todos os professores moçambicanos que no dia-a-dia, e nas condições mais difíceis estão empenhados a educar as crianças, jovens e adultos. Bem hajam os professores, porque se não fossem eles não poderia ler esta mensagem.
Desde 2001 que o MEPT, a nível nacional, em colaboração com a Rede Africana da Campanha de Educação Para Todos, a nível continental, com a Campanha Mundial de Educação, a nível internacional, tem levado a cabo campanhas de...read more
June 17th 2013 Encerramento da Semana de Acção
O Encerramento da Semana de Acção decorreu na Escola Secundária Josina Machel no dia 26 de Abril de 2013 e contou com a participação de um universo de 30 pessoas.
Os presentes dividiram-se em dois grupos para assistir as aulas nas duas turmas que são constituídas por pessoas com deficiência. A posterior, os grupos, apresentaram em plenária aquele que foi o seu sentimento tendo se resumido no seguinte:
June 17th 2013 Lançamento da Semana 2013
Lançamento da Semana
Para o lançamento da Semana estavam programadas duas actividades de relevo nomeadamente, a marcha de professores e um encontro dos professores com a Direcção do Ministério da Educação.
Não foi possível realizar a marcha em virtude de o Município não ter autorizado a sua realização alegando problemas de trânsito na Cidade de Maputo no meio da semana. Neste sentido, os professores e outros interessados foram orientados a dirigir-se para o local do encontro com a Direcção do Ministério, a Escola Secundária Josina Machel.
O lançamento da Semana iniciou com relativo atraso devido a chegada tardia, por razões justificadas, do Vice Ministro da Educação. As actividades iniciaram com a entoação do Hino Nacional e dos professores seguindo-se alguns números de canto coral pelo grupo d e professores e professoras. De seguida fez-se o discurso de abertura pelo Secretário Executivo do MEPT, que se caraterizou pela contextualização da Semana de Acção Global e a...read more
June 17th 2013 Resumo Semana de Acção 2013
Decorreu de 19 a 26 de Abril do ano corrente a Semana de Acção Global de educação para todos subordinado ao lema “cada criança precisa de um professor”. Este é o segundo ano que a campanha traz este tema pelo reconhecimento de que todas as crianças no mundo têm direito a uma educação de qualidade, e de que nenhuma criança tem a oportunidade de realizar esse direito sem um professor competente e motivado.
A realização da semana foi antecedida por acções preparatórias que consistiram em:
A partilha de informação foi iniciada em Fevereiro, logo que o MEPT, a nível Central recebeu a versão portuguesa do pacote de recursos da semana. Com este material as províncias iniciaram a sua preparação, tendo, algumas...read more
May 13th 2013 Global Action week in Denmark
Every year the Education for All campaign in Denmark celebrates the Global Action Week. This year we had an event planned the 25. April. However due to a teacher lockout we have had to postpone our event to the 23. May, since teachers and their students would not have been able to attend. This doesn’t mean that the Danish students have been left in the dark regarding the campaign of this year, though.
170.000 students have participated in the Danish Reading Rocket. The Reading Rocket is a school book that educates about interculturality, drawing examples from Latin-American and Africa. This year we have focused on the Latin-American country Nicaragua, and the need for educated teachers. Our campaign has run every spring for the past 10 years and continues to be very popular. Half of all Danish schools receive and use our materials.
In Denmark the working conditions and pay of the teachers is negotiated between the teachers union and the local districts association. This year...read more
May 8th 2013 TEACHER GAPS IN PUBLIC BASIC SCHOOLS IN GHANA.
National News from Ghana by GHANA NATIONAL EDUCATION CAMPAIGN COALITION - GNECC
GNECC's discussion paper on the Action Week will be one of the main papers for discussion at the National Education Sector Annual Review (NESAR) session to be held in May,2013.
The full paper can be accessed later at GNECC website.read more
May 2nd 2013 Global Action Week 2013, National Coalition for Education (NCE), India
Culmination Event of Education for All Global Action Week, 2013
“Every Child Needs a Teacher”
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall, Kamla Devi Block, India International Center,
Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
Education for All - Global Action Week happens every year – it’s a moment when children, teachers, parents and the like-minded people around the world unite in their demands for education. This year the Education for All Global action week is being held from 21st to 27th of April, 2013 and has set the theme “Every Child needs a Teacher”.
UNESCO New Delhi, UNIC, CARE India and...read more
April 30th 2013 National Round Table in Ramallah: Politicians’ Responsibility towards Education and Teachers’ Rights
Within activities of the Global Action Week in Palestine, the Palestinian Coalition for Safe School Environment organized a national round table with leaders and representatives of political parties, unions, and coalition’s member organizations on 21st April, 2013 in Ramallah Culture Palace. The round table was organized to discuss the title “Political power’s responsibility towards education and teachers’ rights”.
Representatives of different political parties and alliances participated in the round table including representatives of the Palestinian Legislative Council.
The round table was opened by a documentary film about teachers' work conditions that was produced by the Palestinian Coalition. Then, Muna Nammoura, member of the Palestinian Women's Union and Monjed Abu Habash, Director of Palestinian Agriculture Relief Committees (both members of the Palestinian Coalition for Safe School Environment) presented a brief history of establishment and development of the...read more
April 30th 2013 Concluding the Global Action Week Activities in Palestine: Students and Teachers marching to the President’s Office in Ramallah
On Sunday, 28th April General Union of Palestinian Teachers in cooperation with the Palestinian Coalition for Safe School Environment have concluded the Global Action Week’s activities in Palestine with a march that headed to Mahmoud Abbas’s office in Ramallah to submit the Coalition’s statement of demands to the President of the State of Palestine.
About 400 teachers and students marched from Ramallah Boys School to Yaser Arafat’s Square (downtown), then to Al-Moqataa, the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority. The march was headed by representatives of member organizations in the Palestinian Coalition for Safe School Environment and Teachers’ Union. Teachers and students held up mottos that said “every Palestinian child needs a qualified and supported teacher”, “the Palestinian teacher deserves a quality qualification and training”, “the Palestinian teacher deserves better work conditions” and “the Palestinian teacher deserves lower workload”.
At the end,...read more
April 30th 2013 Global Coordinator of GCE Meets with Representatives of the Palestinian Coalition for Safe School Environment
Representatives of member organizations of the Palestinian Coalition for Safe School Environment met on Thursday, 25th April 2103 with Dr. Camilla Croso the global coordinator of GCE. The meeting aimed at presenting and discussing the progress in the Palestinian participation in the Global Action Week 2013.
Refaat Sabbah, GCE board member, welcomed Croso and pointed out the importance of her visit to Palestine in strengthening communication among GCE members from various countries. Sabbah presented as well the history of Palestinian participation in the GCE and its different GAWs.
Omar Assaf, the national coordinator of the Palestinian Coalition presented Palestine’s program for the Global Action Week, starting with the preparations and coordination efforts among coalition members, to the organization and implementation of planned activities in all districts of Palestine. Assaf highlighted also member organizations’ self-organized activities that were planned and implemented...read more
April 26th 2013 Good teachers vital to ensure right to education - Global Action Week on Education (21 – 28 April 2013) launched at Temple of Chu Van An - an Eternal Teacher of Vietnam
Ha Noi, 23 April 2013 - The importance of good teachers was stressed today at the launch of the 2013 Global Action Week on Education, held at the Temple of Chu Van An, Chi Linh town, Hai Duong Province.
Organized annually by the Global Campaign for Education, the Week is an occasion to promote the right to quality education for all. This year’s global themes are ‘Every child needs a teacher’ and ‘Trained teachers for All’. Themes for the campaign in Viet Nam are ‘Every Child has the right to good teachers’ and ‘Let’s develop dedicated and capable teachers for all learners’, both highlighting the importance of improving the quality of teacher training to ensure all learners can realize their right to quality education.
In Viet Nam the focus in the education sector is shifting from simply ensuring the right to access education, to ensuring the right to access a good quality education. The education system and teacher training programmes need to be...read more
April 25th 2013 Ukrainian Coalition Contact
CAMPAIGN FOR EDUCATION IN UKRAINE
Website Ukrainian Coalition http://www.everychildneedsateacher.org/countries/view/UAread more
April 24th 2013 Yemeni Coalition for All Inaugurated Symposia and Morning Queue on Sana’a Capital Schools and other Yemeni Governorates
On Sunday ,22April 2013 ,with continuity of Global Action Week for Education (GAW) for All that organized by YCEA inaugurated numerous participations ,activities scheduled on coalition programme . One of these participations were similar morning queue and speeches over schools at one time such Kuwait and Arwa schools are chosen as typical schools.
Then, There were numbers of activities ,participations, symposia and slogans supported the significance of education .Many open symposia held at schools provided the role of education in progress ,awareness and development .The value of teachers should enhance at society and schools granting them all rights by officials .
These symposia and programmes organized by Chairman of coalition’’ Abdualrahman Khard ‘’and general secretary ‘’Asam Olifi with participation of teachers ,students ,members of YCEA ,civil society organization and local councils. Global week for education for all programme coincide...read more
April 24th 2013 During a press conference in Ramallah: Launching the Global Action Week Activities Every Child Needs a Teacher – "The Teacher Deserves"
The Palestinian Coalition for Safe School Environment, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and UNRWA Education Program organized today, 18th of April 2013, a press conference in the headquarters of the Ministry of Education in Ramallah to announce the launching of the Global Action Week in Palestine under the title "Every Child Needs a qualified and supported Teacher – The Teacher Deserves". Participation of Palestine in GAW 2013 comes as a contribution of the Palestinian State and civil society in the global efforts for reform of education and achievement of the EFA goals-Dakar-2000.
Palestinian Minister of Education: 70% of the Palestinian teachers are not completely qualified according to international standards
Lamis Alami, the Palestinian Minister of Education, who participated in the press conference, stated that Palestine has achieved great parts of the EFA goals. For example, 93% of children are enrolled in schools; more than 50% of them are female students....read more
April 23rd 2013 Global Action Week so far: news from around the world
International News by Global Campaign for Education
Around the world, GCE Members are campaigning to draw attention to the 1.7 million teacher gap, placing their focus on the problems children face due to the insufficiency of teachers:
Palestine: a full week of events will be delivered including a national press conference, marches across several different cities and a national round table with policy-makers in Ramallah.
Denmark: 167,000 students and 8000 teachers have joined the campaign using EFA materials as part of the Danish ‘Reading Rocket’ schools’ activity.
Niger: a huge amount of diverse activity has been planned to engage the public and policy makers in the debate, including politicians visiting several schools, public entertainment events profiling the need for qualified teachers, a series of conferences highlighting different aspects of the EFA agenda and a media campaign.
Afghanistan: one national and seven provincial events will be held across the week, including theatre and sports events involving...read more